What is the correct pronunciation of words ending in -g? Such as:

  • heftig
  • zwanzig
  • lustig
  • and so on...

In many films and TV series I heard something like "lustich", "zwanzich" and so forth, however, while speaking to a native German, they told me it is wrong pronunciation and that it should be "lustik", "heftik", like the final sound of the word "Tag".

Is -ch or -k the correct one?


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Die korrekte Aussprache ist -ch, nach Wikpedia und §35 Grammatikduden. -k ist aber die Standardaussprache im Süden. Es gibt auch Mischformen, aus irgendeinem Grunde spreche ich es mal so, mal so aus.

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